> Wikipedia is so much stronger
> because it has a huge horde of users who will keep on improving it and
> working on it, for free. That's the power of a strong community
> working towards an end. But it's also about licensing:
> Wikipedia's content is released under a free license -- the GNU
> Free Documentation License, to be precise. This meant that "nobody
> and everybody" owns Wikipedia's contents. All of it is available
> online, whereas only a subset of Encarta was. Free licensing meant that
> people reused Wikipedia's contents, which made it even more popular.
> In the end, Wikipedia just won everybody's heart, and obscured
> pay-per-view products.
The analogies to FOSS are obvious.